Harvard College World Schools Invitational 2021

2021 — Online, MA/US

Welcome to the Tabroom page for the Harvard College World Schools Invitational.

To register, click on the "Register" tab and navigate to entries. By scrolling down on the right-hand side, you should see an option to "Add Entry in WSD." On the drop-down menu, you should be able to select 3-5 competitors for one entry/team.

If you have not used Tabroom before, you will need your students to create student Tabroom accounts and link them to your Institution before registering. This video (https://youtu.be/3YNrHUweRPA) describes the process in detail.

Upon registration, please remember to confirm your spot at the tournament by sending the registration fee according to the information on the invoice under the "Fees" tab. Please recall that a missing judge fee is applied for institutions missing judges - to enter your judge's name, you will need to link your judge's account to your institution's roster.

Welcome to the 6th Annual Harvard College World Schools Invitational! Our team registration process and IA applications are now open. Forms will close on March 5th, 2021. The dates for the invitational are March 19th-21st, 2021. We hope to see you there! Our tournament offers:


High-Quality Judging:
The majority of our judge pool is composed of former WSDC Champions, WSDC National team members, out-round WSDC judges, highly successful British Parliamentary collegiate debaters, and other members of the Harvard College Debating Union who come from highly successful domestic and international backgrounds.

High-Quality Competition:
We frequently have multiple national teams attend our tournament as they prepare for the upcoming World Schools Debating Championship in the summer.

High-Quality Training:
Every year we host multiple workshops on the WSDC format and other important issues that come up in debate; these formats will be led by members of our organizing and CA team, all of whom are immensely qualified WSDC debaters.

Competition Rules and Procedures:
The Harvard College World Schools Invitational will be in the World Schools Debating Championships style. All rules and formats on tournament procedure will follow the WSDC handbook.
In following the spirit of WSDC, all teams will be of 3-5 students. All speakers in a team must be 19 years of age or younger in March 2021. Hybrid teams (i.e. teams with debaters from multiple schools) are allowed, as are independent teams not affiliated with an institution. Novice eligibility shall be defined as competing at three tournaments (including the HCWSI 2021) or less.

Registration:
Debaters: All registration will be done through Tabroom at (http://hcwsi.tabroom.com). The team cap is 6 teams per institution and a maximum of 4 waitlist teams per institution. Waitlisted teams will be contacted if there is space after the initial registration closes on March 5th. Once you submit the registration, please confirm by sending us an email at harvardwst@gmail.com. We will use this to double-check that participants have submitted information correctly into Tabroom. Feel free to ask for instructions on how to register over Tabroom through this account. Independent Adjudicators: IA applications here https://forms.gle/E5gfPGmH6GaAuhRJ7

Contact:
Please feel free to email the tournament director, Vivian Zhang, at harvardwst@gmail.com for any questions.

Fees:
$30 USD/debater, sent via check to the address on the invoice after registration. If you are unable to fulfill the judging requirement specified below, please include missing judge fees in the payment.

Eligibility:
All speakers in a team must be 19 years of age or younger in March 2021
All speakers must neither be enrolled in a university or equivalent post-secondary learning institution nor be attending university varsity debating training in March 2021
An eligibility check will be done on each team interested in competing for a berth at HCWSI in the month prior to the event

Judging Requirement:
One judge is required for every two teams per school (rounded up, so schools with 5 teams require 3 judges). A missing judge fee is applied at a rate of $100 per day for teams that fail to meet their judging obligation. For example, a judge missing for each day of the tournament will be expected to pay $300.

Schedule:
Fri, Mar 19th
10am EST - Registration
11am EST - Round 1 (prepared)
12:30pm EST - Lunch
1:30pm EST - Round 2 (prepared)
3pm EST - Round 3 (impromptu)

Sat, Mar 20th
10am EST - Round 4 (prepared)
11:30am EST - Round 5 (prepared)
1pm EST - Lunch
2pm EST - Round 6 (impromptu)
4:30pm EST - Round 7 (impromptu)
7pm EST Dinner + Break Announcement

Sun, Mar 21st
10am EST - Octofinals (impromptu)
12:30pm EST - Lunch
1:30pm EST - Quarterfinals (prepared)
3pm EST - Semifinals (impromptu)
5:30pm EST - Finals (impromptu)
8pm EST - Awards